Mississippi Ranks #1…for Worst Drivers

For the second year in a row, Mississippi tops a nationwide study, laying claim to the title of the state with the worst drivers in America. This is according to a study and statistics gathered by the group SmartAsset.

This is the third year the group has conducted the study. Just over 76 percent of our state’s drivers are insured. This is the second lowest rate in the study. Mississippians ranked eighth in the nation when it comes to searching on Google for information on driving-related tickets and as far as fatalities go, 1.69 people die per 100 million vehicle miles driven, which ties with Kentucky for the second highest rate in the study. A bit of better news, though, there are only 3.72 DUI incidents per one thousand drivers.

Findings are based on four things – the percentage of drivers who are insured, the number of DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers, the number of fatalities per 100,000 vehicle miles driven and how often residents Google terms such as “traffic ticket” or “speeding ticket.”

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